Executive Appointments

Monday, April 20, 2009 at 12:21am

Marsh appointed to executive committee

Darlene T. Marsh, a Nashville-based Burr & Forman attorney, has been appointed to the executive committee of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry. With this appointment, Marsh also takes a seat on the group’s board of directors for 2009.

Marsh specializes in commercial real estate law and practices with the firm’s environmental law group. She has been an attorney for over 20 years.

Lewis King has new shareholder and special counsel

The law firm of Lewis King Krieg & Waldrop has made attorney Samuel L. Jackson a shareholder and attorney Leslie Curry-Johnson special counsel. Both attorneys practice in the firm’s Nashville office.

Jackson practices in the areas of insurance defense, labor and employment, education law and workers’ compensation. He received his J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law. Prior to starting his practice in Tennessee, Jackson served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Glen M. Williams, senior United States district judge for the Western district of Virginia.

Curry-Johnson practices in the areas of casualty defense litigation, workers’ compensation, professional negligence and medical malpractice. She received her BS degree from Vanderbilt University and received her J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Scanlan joins Gullett Sanford

Matthew Scanlan has joined the law firm of Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin. He comes to Gullett Sanford from the Tennessee Department of Health, where he was deputy general counsel. He joins the firm’s business division, focusing on government relations, business transactions and regulatory law. Before joining the Department of Health in 2006, Scanlan worked as a sole practitioner and as associate and lobbyist with Colbert & Winstead.

Zycron promotes four managers

Zycron Inc. recently promoted Steven Howard Smith to chief executive officer, Stephanie Woodard-Majors to chief operations officer, Joe Byrne to recruiting manager and Lauri Corn to accounting team lead.

Smith was named Zycron president in January 2008. He joined Zycron in July 2007 as executive vice president with more than 21 years of leadership experience in the IT consulting industry. Before joining Zycron, he spent 18 years as the executive vice president of sales and recruiting of a $140 million IT consulting firm.

Previously, Woodard-Majors was vice president of recruiting at Zycron. She has worked for Zycron for nine years and has nearly 12 years of experience in the information technology industry.

Byrne has been in the field of recruitment for the past 13 years. His experience includes work in the IT industry as well as healthcare-related work for Sharp Healthcare in San Diego and SAIC.

Corn has worked for Zycron for three years and has been in the accounting/management field for 24 years. She was the accountant and office manager for 15 years at Nashville Auto Service prior to coming to Zycron.

MTV Networks Music Group promotes Philips to president

Brian Philips has been promoted to president of CMT, managing the brand’s overall portfolio. Philips formerly held the title of executive vice president and general manager of CMT.

Philips will continue to be responsible for day-to-day leadership of the network’s on-air and digital businesses, including all programming, production, talent relations, marketing and promotional strategies. He will continue to be based in Nashville.

Philips has overseen eight consecutive years of primetime ratings growth at CMT. He is widely credited with more than doubling the network’s subscriber base, and expanding CMT’s reach across multiple media platforms including CMT.com.

Folk & Tieles join MP&F

McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations has hired Katie Folk and Eric Tieles as staff associates.

Folk graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a master’s degree in mass communication. She also graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Her past experience includes a graduate assistantship in MTSU’s mass communication department and a marketing internship with Nashville’s WSMV-TV.

Tieles graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in marketing. He completed an internship as an editorial assistant with Dickey Publishing in Atlanta, where he wrote and edited for Atlanta Sports & Fitness, Tuxedo Road and JEZEBEL magazines.

Gish promotes one

Gish Sherwood & Friends, a Nashville-based advertising agency, has promoted Jessica Pinsly to account executive.

Since joining GS&F in 2007, Pinsly has worked with clients such as the Nashville Predators, Avenue Bank and American Water Heaters. She graduated from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in 2005.

J.E. Crain promotes two

Mark Rankin has been promoted to vice president of J.E. Crain & Sons. He has been with the contractor for 11 years. Crain also has promoted Jim Ballard to general superintendent. He has been with J.E. Crain for 21 years.

Two new agents at Pilkerton

Pilkerton Realtors has added Glenda Renick and Catherine Davis as affiliate brokers to its Green Hills office. Both specialize in residential real estate services in the Davidson and Williamson county market area.

Tibbs named partner at Moody Nolan

Nashville architecture firm Moody•Nolan Inc., has promoted Brian Tibbs to partner.

Tibbs, a graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology who has been with the company for 12 years, is the Nashville project manager for the Music City Center architectural design team. In his role, Tibbs is working closely with architects from Atlanta-based Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback and Associates and Nashville-based Tuck-Hinton Architects.

Thornton joins Firstbank

Rick Thornton has been named relationship manager at FirstBank in Murfreesboro, where he will work with business and commercial clients on loans, treasury management and deposit services.

Thorton attended the University of Alabama and studied business at Auburn University. He most recently worked as a relationship manager at Regions Bank in Murfreesboro.

Dowell named first VU libraries dean

Connie Vinita Dowell has been named the university’s first dean of libraries. She previously served as dean of the library and information access at San Diego State University. Under Dowell’s leadership, Vanderbilt will look to overhaul its library system, which has a collection of more than three million volumes and an annual budget of more than $20 million.